|Project by MGoBlue7||posted 06-19-2012 01:10 PM||936 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
These are some University of Michigan “Block M” coasters that I made for a buddy as a housewarming gift. Both he and his wife are UofM grads.
They are constructed in four pieces. The middle two pieces that make the “V” in the M were ripped to width on the table saw and then the angles were cut on the mitre saw (very, very carefully as my fingers were really close to digit reducer during this step). The “upright” pieces were ripped to width on the table saw and then contoured on the router table with an 1/8” straight bit.
The finish is about 10 coats of aerosol laquer and three coats of finishing wax. I thought this would be fairly water resistant. Water beads right up on them. Unfortunately they don’t pass the “overnight test”. I left a cup of water on one of these coasters overnight and the condensation had pretty much ruined the coaster. I should also note that I used Titebond III. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to improve the water resistance of these?